Xinyang Mao Jian Tea: easy guide top 3 best teas

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Last updated: September 2, 2019 at 0:31 am

What is Xinyang Mao Jian tea?

Widely recognized as one of China’s most famous and well-loved green teas, Xinyang Mao Jian has for centuries featured as China’s favorite hot weather tea. It is native to the Henan Province, where high altitude forests, along with their cold humid environs and fertile soil, give the tea its rich, refreshing notes. The tender, dark green, pointy leaves are picked in early spring, and twisted into narrow spindles enclosing young tea buds.

Tasting notes

Xinyang Mao Jian makes a tarnished gold” infusion with a “clean-sipping, silky-smooth” texture, with a “strong vegetal smell”, and a “pleasantly full and pronounced” aftertaste. The first brew is “creamy and fresh with flavors of green beans and peas”, while the third or fourth might develop “brisk and grassy notes”. Xinyang Mao Jian’s bold aroma with some astringency to it might not be as delicate and sophisticated as that of Bi Luo Chun and some others high end teas. Nevertheless, it is a great everyday tea, priced accordingly.

Tea tips

Authentic Mao Jian leaves can be identified by their long, narrow, needle-fine dry leaves, with a roasted nutty aroma as well as a subtle floral scent.

Hairy Monster

Xinyang maojian is one of the China ten famous teas, renowned specialty of Henan. Xinyang maojian is always world-famous for its “thin, round, bright, straight, rich aroma, thick taste and green tea soup”. Xinyang maojian brand has taken the third place in public brand value of Chinese tea region.

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